Friday 11 January 2019

Birthday Boy

Good Morning
I needed a card for a young man and this is what I came up with.
My starting point was this great silhouette from Flonz Stamps and my favourite blue Distress Oxide inks.

So onto my card.
I wanted to create a collage style background in a monochromatic style, leaving the image to be the star of the show.  So I inked up a piece of acetate with some Distress Oxide ink, sprayed with water and pressed it onto my white cardstock, letting it drip and run.  I find it helpful to dry the colours as it helps to layer them when using this technique.
To see my picture tutorial go here.
When that was all dry, I placed the inky piece inside my Misti and stamped the Graffiti along the one side and down along the bottom using some of the same colour I used for the bkg.  It gave me a nice edging and added interest.  I added some circles using a plastic cup I had sitting on my workspace and a small checked design to resemble a flag at a race.  
When I was happy with it all, I stamped the image and the sentiment with some Tuxedo black Meemnto ink and heat embossed them with some black embossing powder.  
I simply mounted it onto a white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES

Stamps- Silhouettes (Flonz); Happy Birthday (Studio G); Graffiti (Kaisercraft); 
Texture Mini (Carabelle)
Inks- Memento Black; DOX- Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); plastic cup; black EB powder; heat tool;
acetate sheet; Mister (TH)


Pat said...

I LOVE this image Karen and the blue tones are really pretty and the added stamping gives lots of interest, and good contrast with the black image and sentiment. x

Christine Kiehl said...

Nicely done card for sure! Great blue mix with the black! Outstanding!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful blues collage background for your silhouette image, Karen. Your friend will Love his card. TFS Hugs..Nancy

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

SUPER masculine card, love the image.

Cathy said...

Awesome card Karen, so much texture in the inking and stamping, and I love the silhouette image, Cathy x Off to have a look at your acetate tutorial, TFS.

Christine Alexander said...

love your blue background so perfect for a masculine card :)

Bobby said...

There's so much interest in the background, Karen, and that makes it perfect for a silhouette image. I missed the pictorial before so I'm glad you shared it again.

Bonnie said...

Lots of wonderful interest in the background, Karen! I can almost hear the cheering of the crowd as this biker does his tricks!

Jane said...

Such an amazingly creative background, love it! And how does that biker pop against it, super card. Thanks so much for playing at The Male Room and I hope to see you joining in our future challenges too.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

It's me again! Of course I don't mind saying again how wonderful I think your card is. Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG / Beverage challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

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Cindy Groh said...

That’s. Cool.

Linda said...

This looks so cool. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx